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73 Bible Verses about Rulers

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Matthew 20:25

But Jesus called them over and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles dominate them, and the men of high position exercise power over them.

Mark 10:42

Jesus called them over and said to them, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles dominate them, and their men of high positions exercise power over them.

2 Chronicles 23:20

Then he took with him the commanders of hundreds, the nobles, the governors of the people, and all the people of the land and brought the king down from the Lord’s temple. They entered the king’s palace through the Upper Gate and seated the king on the throne of the kingdom.

Proverbs 28:2

When a land is in rebellion, it has many rulers,
but with a discerning and knowledgeable person, it endures.

Isaiah 16:1

Send lambs to the ruler of the land,
from Sela in the desert
to the mountain of Daughter Zion.

Daniel 5:7

The king called out to bring in the mediums, Chaldeans, and astrologers. He said to these wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this inscription and gives me its interpretation will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain around his neck, and have the third highest position in the kingdom.”

Hosea 13:10

Where now is your king,
that he may save you in all your cities,
and the rulers you demanded, saying,
“Give me a king and leaders”?

Acts 7:27

“But the one who was mistreating his neighbor pushed him away, saying:Who appointed you a ruler and a judge over us?

Exodus 2:14

“Who made you a leader and judge over us?” the man replied. “Are you planning to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?”Then Moses became afraid and thought: What I did is certainly known.

1 Corinthians 2:6-8

However, we do speak a wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age, or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. On the contrary, we speak God’s hidden wisdom in a mystery, a wisdom God predestined before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age knew this wisdom, for if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Psalm 105:16-22

He called down famine against the land
and destroyed the entire food supply. He had sent a man ahead of them—
Joseph, who was sold as a slave. They hurt his feet with shackles;
his neck was put in an iron collar.read more.
Until the time his prediction came true,
the word of the Lord tested him. The king sent for him and released him;
the ruler of peoples set him free. He made him master of his household,
ruler over all his possessions— binding his officials at will
and instructing his elders.

Daniel 2:48

Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many generous gifts. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and chief governor over all the wise men of Babylon.

Romans 13:3

For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have its approval.

Genesis 25:16

These are Ishmael’s sons, and these are their names by their villages and encampments: 12 leaders of their clans.

Genesis 34:2

When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, a prince of the region, saw her, he took her and raped her.

Genesis 41:41

Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “See, I am placing you over all the land of Egypt.”

Genesis 45:8

Therefore it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household, and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

2 Chronicles 32:31

When the ambassadors of Babylon’s rulers were sent to him to inquire about the miraculous sign that happened in the land, God left him to test him and discover what was in his heart.

Ezekiel 28:2

“Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre: This is what the Lord God says:Your heart is proud,
and you have said, ‘I am a god;
I sit in the seat of gods
in the heart of the sea.’
Yet you are a man and not a god,
though you have regarded your heart
as that of a god.

Ezekiel 31:11

I determined to hand it over to a ruler of nations; he would surely deal with it. I banished it because of its wickedness.

Daniel 9:1

In the first year of Darius, the son of Ahasuerus, a Mede by birth, who was ruler over the kingdom of the Chaldeans:

Acts 7:10

and rescued him out of all his troubles. He gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him ruler over Egypt and over his whole household.

Joshua 13:3

from the Shihor east of Egypt to the border of Ekron on the north (considered to be Canaanite territory)—the five Philistine rulers of Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron, as well as the Avvites

Judges 3:3

These nations included: the five rulers of the Philistines and all of the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites who lived in the Lebanese mountains from Mount Baal-hermon as far as the entrance to Hamath.

Judges 15:11

Then 3,000 men of Judah went to the cave at the rock of Etam, and they asked Samson, “Don’t you realize that the Philistines rule over us? What have you done to us?”“I have done to them what they did to me,” he answered.

Judges 16:18

When Delilah realized that he had told her the whole truth, she sent this message to the Philistine leaders: “Come one more time, for he has told me the whole truth.” The Philistine leaders came to her and brought the money with them.

1 Samuel 5:8

So they called all the Philistine rulers together and asked, “What should we do with the ark of Israel’s God?”“The ark of Israel’s God should be moved to Gath,” they replied. So the men of Ashdod moved the ark.

1 Samuel 6:16

When the five Philistine rulers observed this, they returned to Ekron that same day.

1 Samuel 29:2

As the Philistine leaders were passing in review with their units of hundreds and thousands, David and his men were passing in review behind them with Achish.

1 Chronicles 12:19

Some Manassites defected to David when he went with the Philistines to fight against Saul. However, they did not help the Philistines because the Philistine rulers sent David away after a discussion. They said, “It will be our heads if he defects to his master Saul.”

2 Samuel 5:1-2

All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “Here we are, your own flesh and blood. Even while Saul was king over us, you were the one who led us out to battle and brought us back. The Lord also said to you, ‘You will shepherd My people Israel and be ruler over Israel.’”

1 Chronicles 11:1-2

All Israel came together to David at Hebron and said, “Here we are, your own flesh and blood. Even when Saul was king, you led us out to battle and brought us back. The Lord your God also said to you, ‘You will shepherd My people Israel and be ruler over My people Israel.’”

1 Kings 1:34-35

There, Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet are to anoint him as king over Israel. You are to blow the ram’s horn and say, ‘Long live King Solomon!’ You are to come up after him, and he is to come in and sit on my throne. He is the one who is to become king in my place; he is the one I have commanded to be ruler over Israel and Judah.”

1 Kings 11:34

“‘However, I will not take the whole kingdom from his hand but will let him be ruler all the days of his life because of My servant David, whom I chose and who kept My commands and My statutes.

1 Chronicles 5:2

Although Judah became strong among his brothers and a ruler came from him, the birthright was given to Joseph.

Micah 5:1

Now, daughter who is under attack,
you slash yourself in grief;
a siege is set against us!
They are striking the judge of Israel
on the cheek with a rod.

1 Kings 22:26

Then the king of Israel ordered, “Take Micaiah and return him to Amon, the governor of the city, and to Joash, the king’s son,

2 Chronicles 18:25

Then the king of Israel ordered, “Take Micaiah and return him to Amon, the governor of the city, and to Joash, the king’s son,

Nehemiah 3:9

Next to them Rephaiah son of Hur, ruler over half the district of Jerusalem, made repairs.

Isaiah 1:23

Your rulers are rebels,
friends of thieves.
They all love graft
and chase after bribes.
They do not defend the rights of the fatherless,
and the widow’s case never comes before them.

Jeremiah 30:21

Jacob’s leader will be one of them;
his ruler will issue from him.
I will invite him to Me, and he will approach Me,
for who would otherwise risk his life to approach Me?
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Micah 3:1

Then I said, “Now listen, leaders of Jacob,
you rulers of the house of Israel.
Aren’t you supposed to know what is just?

Matthew 2:6

And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the leaders of Judah:
because out of you will come a leader
who will shepherd My people Israel.

Luke 18:18

A ruler asked Him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

Acts 4:5

The next day, their rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem

Luke 23:13

Pilate called together the chief priests, the leaders, and the people,

Luke 24:20

and how our chief priests and leaders handed Him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified Him.

John 7:48

Have any of the rulers or Pharisees believed in Him?

Acts 13:27

For the residents of Jerusalem and their rulers, since they did not recognize Him or the voices of the prophets that are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled their words by condemning Him.

Revelation 3:14

“Write to the angel of the church in Laodicea:“The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Originatorof God’s creation says:

Proverbs 8:15

It is by me that kings reign
and rulers enact just law;

Romans 13:1-2

Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God. So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God’s command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves.

2 Samuel 6:21

David replied to Michal, “I was dancing before the Lord who chose me over your father and his whole family to appoint me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel. I will celebrate before the Lord,

2 Samuel 7:7-8

In all My journeys with all the Israelites, have I ever asked anyone among the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd My people Israel: Why haven’t you built Me a house of cedar?’ “Now this is what you are to say to My servant David: ‘This is what the Lord of Hosts says: I took you from the pasture and from following the sheep to be ruler over My people Israel.

1 Chronicles 17:6-7

In all My travels throughout Israel, have I ever spoken a word to even one of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd My people, asking: Why haven’t you built Me a house of cedar?’ “Now this is what you will say to My servant David: ‘This is what the Lord of Hosts says: I took you from the pasture and from following the sheep to be ruler over My people Israel.

Isaiah 44:28

who says to Cyrus, “My shepherd,
he will fulfill all My pleasure”
and says to Jerusalem, “She will be rebuilt,”
and of the temple, “Its foundation will be laid.”

Jeremiah 27:6

So now I have placed all these lands under the authority of My servant Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. I have even given him the wild animals to serve him.

Topics on Rulers

Gentile Rulers

40;20;25

But Jesus called them over and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles dominate them, and the men of high position exercise power over them.

Honouring Rulers

54;5;17

The elders who are good leaders should be considered worthy of an ample honorarium, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

Named Gentile Rulers

44;25;13-26

After some days had passed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived in Caesarea and paid a courtesy call on Festus.

Rulers Of A Fourth

42;3;1

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, while Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Iturea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,

Rulers Of Edom

1;36;31

These are the kings who ruled in the land of Edom
before any king ruled over the Israelites:

Rulers, Wicked

23;10;1

Woe to those enacting crooked statutes
and writing oppressive laws

Wicked Rulers

20;29;2

When the righteous flourish, the people rejoice,
but when the wicked rule, people groan.

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